Red Wine Orto 2017

Red wine from Montsant, made from Samsó, Grenache, Ull de Llebre & Cab. Sauvignon aged for 3 months in French oak barrels.
Barrel. 3 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Montsant
Wineries: Orto Vins
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

Former chief oenologist of Bodegas Álvaro Palacios, Joan Asens decided to embark on his own wine business venture several years ago.

Together with some friends, he founded Orto Vins, considered one of the best wine companies currently operating in the DO Montsant.

Made from a blend of Grenache, Samsó, Ull de Llebre (aka Tempranillo) and Cabernet Sauvignon, Orto is the entry-level wine of the winery.

This Spanish red wine is produced from vineyards 20 to 100 years of age located near the town of El Masroig.

Farmed followed the principles of biodynamic agriculture, the grapes were harvested and vinified for 28 days at a controlled temperature.

After that, the wine was aged for 3 months in 4th year French oak barrels. Prior to its bottling, this red wine from Montsant was gently filtered.

Drink Orto 2017 until 2022.

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The red wine Orto has a gleaming, medium-high, cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.


At first, this red wine from Montsant suggests some clean notes of red berries, slowly evolving into notes of violets, with some dim undertones of spices, toast and balsam.


Agile and vibrant, this red wine by Orto Vins has some ripe tannins and an excellent, crisp acidity.  There are some forest-like and underbrush notions, a note of blackberries, dim mineral undertones, and notes of flowers. Long fruity finish.

Our personal opinion

An excellent value from Montsant, Orto 2017 is a wine one just can't get enough of.


Orto 2016:

Enterwine 90. Peñín 90.

Orto 2015:

Enterwine 90.

Orto 2014:

Parker 90.

Orto 2013:

Peñín 90.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Montsant
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 20 minutes before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? Yes
Ageing Barrel
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 3
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Percentage of variety Samsó 55%, Garnacha Tinta 29%, Ull de Llebre 10%, Cabernet Sauvignon 6%.
Pairings Cold meats, Grilled red meats, Meat and vegitables, Mushrooms, Paté, Red meat with gravy, Roasted lamb, Roasted white meats, Sheep´s cheese, Soups, Vegetables
Taste Fruity and Fresh, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Appetizer, Because you can, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues
1 Review
This is an old favourite of mine from Montsant. Linear, zippy and refreshing.
Review by (Posted on 15 November 2017)
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